A simple paint job could breathe rejuvenated life into your living quarters. Painting is a simple and effective way to change the atmosphere within your house. The fresh coat of paint could either inject much needed energy into an otherwise dull environment, or establish some peace and relaxation within a hectic household. You can achieve different outcomes and feelings through the harmonious combinations in colours. It helps to bring out your creative side when repainting your home.
Before you start, there are important health factors to consider first. Remember that paint fumes are toxic, so it is very important for you to wear a respirator that is designed for painters. While Disposable dust masks are useful great for other types of renovation jobs, they will not protect you from the paint fumes. Since you will be painting your house and exposed to the fumes for long periods of time, it is best to equip yourself with the proper gear. Also remember to wear rubber gloves. Goggles are recommended, but not needed.
With that out of the way, let’s get to the more important part: choosing the right colours! Choosing the right colours can be a challenge. For one thing, there are literally almost an unlimited amount of colours to choose from, it’s quite easy to get overwhelmed. In order to choose the correct colours, you first need to figure out what kind of scheme you want. And for that to happen, you need to examine the furniture and fixtures already in the room. After that, choose the colours, keeping in mind of the over all theme of the room.
When you are choosing the colours, make sure to refer back to the samples of your fabric, carpet, tile, wallpaper constantly. Keep those samples with you; you never know when you’ll find the perfect colour. Make to really examine the colours carefully; even if you think you won’t consider that darker shade of blue, it will help you decide if that group of colours is the one you want.
Make sure to choose the correct paint finish for the job. Depending on your walls, remember that matte/flat finishing can hide imperfections, but glossier finishes look shinier and reflect more light. It would be a good idea to fix any cracks or damages you have before you start painting.
Lastly, here are some final tips on choosing a colour scheme for your rooms:
1. First, choose a style you want for the room: casual or formal. Then a theme: high tech, western country, etc. 2. Next, with the theme in mind, choose an ‘anchor’ fabric with 3 or more colours 3. If all else fails, get a second, or even third opinion.
In the end, you have to be happy with your colour scheme. There is no point in painting your home in colours that you’re not happy with, especially since you’ll be living in it. With the right colours and the right know-how, you can easily refresh your home and turn it into something completely new!
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